Peter Barker is a Perth based artist who studied the techniques of classical realism in Florence (Italy). He continued his studies as an assistant to the master Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. Peter combines these acquired techniques with his own unique vision specialising in Portraits, Still lifes and landscapes.

Peter Barker’s work can be found in the Kerry Stokes collection as well as many private collections around the world. He has exhibited extensively and been a finalist in numerous prestigious awards such as the Perth Black Swan, Mandorla and A.M.E. Bale travelling scholarship.

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Sophie Commission


Installed a new painting commission of the adorable Sophie, Sophie did a great job and I think the portrait turned out really well capturing the warm and happy personality of Sophie. Thanks to... READ MORE

Archibald Entry


Had a great day unveiling my entry into this years Archibald, we had Rob Broadfield(The sitter) and the minister for cultures and the art’s the Hon David Templeman unveil at felix bistro, Subiaco.... READ MORE

New Paintings


I have been working on a series of new portraits of children with a bit of a beach theme. They are a little bit lighter in subject and gives me a chance to... READ MORE

Bon Voyage Christmas Cruise


A merry Christmas and happy new year to everybody. Another year has slipped away so a big thank you for every ones support through out the year. Especially to the Perth Art Academy... READ MORE